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Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza 2016

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June 19 2016

The Extravaganza has sold out.

Gates will open at 4.30pm on August 6.

June 9 2016

Only a few hundred tickets are still available for the 20th anniversary Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza. ‎

This brilliant concert ‎will see Van Morrison, Jamie Cullum and the Wells Cathedral School Big Band taking to the stage in the spectacular grounds of Glastonbury Abbey on August 6.

The event is staged by Glastonbury Festival creator Michael Eavis who said: “It’s a fantastic reflection of the quality of acts who want to play at the abbey that the tickets have sold so quickly.”

The Extravaganza will end with the traditional fireworks.

Previous headliners have included Robert Plant, Bryan Ferry and Status Quo.

Tickets are on sale at the abbey shop or at costing £35 for an adult and £20 for a child. Accompanied children aged five and under do not require a ticket. Booking and postage fees apply.

April 15 - Camping has sold out.

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March 31


Grammy award winning jazz singer Jamie Cullum is confirmed as the special guest for the 20th anniversary Extravaganza, to be staged in Glastonbury's historic abbey grounds on Saturday August 6.

“I am delighted to be playing as part of Glastonbury’s Abbey Extravaganza and opening for the legendary Van Morrison," says the artist, who has racked up over 10 million album sales worldwide. "Glastonbury is a Festival close to my heart and to be a part of the support that is behind such a distinguished, world class event is as important as the Festival itself."

"Music, community, love and consideration are the cornerstones of Glastonbury and it’s events such as the Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza that go to prove this.”

Organiser Michael Eavis staged the very first Extravaganza in 1996, when Glastonbury Festival had a fallow year.

“This is such an atmospheric place, and a great location to promote some of our favourite performers," says Eavis. "We've pulled together a fantastic bill so we can really celebrate in Extravaganza style this summer. And there will of course be fireworks!"


March 3 2016

Celtic legend Van Morrison will headline the 20th Anniversary Abbey Extravaganza on Saturday August 6th, one of only a handful of dates the singer will be playing in the UK this year.

"We needed something really special for this 20 year celebration” says Michael Eavis, “and therecan surely be nobody better than Van to arouse the spirits, and stir up the emotions of this wonderful place!”

Speaking from his home in Ireland, the singer emphasised his close association with this world famous corner of Somerset.

"I’ve always found Glastonbury Abbey to have a special spiritual resonance for me and look forward to coming back this summer," says Van Morrison, who visited the town as recently as last autumn.

Van Morrison last headlined Glastonbury Extravaganza in 2007. He has played the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival many times over three decades, most recently in 2004.

Meanwhile, music fans heading for the Extravaganza will also have the chance to extend their stay beyond one night of spectacular music and fireworks. The very popular family camping facilities within easy distance of the Abbey (shuttle bus service provided) have been expanded for 2016, allowing visitors to make the most of their stay in the Vale of Avalon.

Says Abbey director Janet Bell: "We are grateful to Michael Eavis for all the support he gives the Abbey, and for staging the Extravaganza here. It is a spectacular backdrop for a traditional summer night out."

Camping can be bought at the same time as buying tickets via the abbey shop online or in person. Plots cost from £20 with pre-erected tents from £50.


The Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza 2016 will be on August 6, Michael Eavis announced today.

The 2016 spectacular complete with traditional firework display will be the 20th Extravaganza to be held in the grounds of Glastonbury Abbey.

Last year Ray Davies, who was the lead vocalist and songwriter for The Kinks, rocked the abbey with support from The Shires and The Drystones and previous headliners have included Robert Plant, Bryan Ferry, Status Quo, Madness, Van Morrison and Jools Holland.

Michael said: “We thought we’d make it slightly easier for you to choose a Christmas present for your friends this year by offering a voucher for next year’s Extravaganza. This is our 20th anniversary so expect something really special next year!”

Janet Bell, director of the abbey, said: “The Extravaganza is a highlight of the year for many people and we look forward to hearing who will be playing in 2016; the vouchers will make a great gift for Christmas.”

The acts and more details about the night itself will be announced in the New Year.

Vouchers can be bought from the abbey shop or online at to be redeemed for adult or child tickets. Advance prices are staying the same as 2015 with adults £35 and £20 for a child aged six to 16. On the gate prices will be £40 adult and £25 for a child. Accompanied children aged five and under do not require a ticket. Booking and postage fees apply.

Terms & Conditions

  • Admission is at Ticket Holder's own risk and all persons who enter are responsible for their own safety.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to refuse admission in any circumstances.
  • The artist and performer line-up and all billed attractions may be subject to change at any time without notice.
  • We regret that tickets are non-refundable, and lost, destroyed or stolen tickets cannot be replaced.
  • For safety and environmental reasons no glass bottles or other glass items are allowed on site.
  • Medical treatment is provided by Festival Medical Services (FMS) who are a separate legal entity. Any claims resulting from medical treatment on-site should be directed to FMS. The Organisers accepts no liability for any injury, claim or damages resulting from any medical treatment at the event.
  • No animals are allowed on site with the exception of registered guide dogs.
  • Challenge 21 will apply.
  • A Park & Ride scheme will be available to and from Clarks Village, by their kind permission. Please note: vehicles left in the car park are left at owners’ risk. The Organisers cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage.
  • Vouchers for tickets for the Extravaganza on August 6 2016 are being sold from December 3, 2015 until tickets go on sale when the act is announced in the New Year. Single and multiple vouchers are available and may be exchanged for the appropriate adult or child ticket as indicated on the voucher(s).
  • The voucher(s) must be redeemed at the abbey shop or by post to Glastonbury Abbey Shop, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, BA6 9EL once tickets are on sale but by July 1 2016 at the latest.
  • The voucher(s) will not allow admission and cannot be exchanged for cash.


The following list of property is deemed to be ‘Contraband Goods’:-
1. Excessive amounts of cigarettes (any amount over personal use for the duration of the event)
2. Excessive amounts of alcohol (any amount over personal use for the duration of the event)
3. Excessive amounts of soft drinks (anything over personal use for the duration of the event)
4. Glass containers / bottles (likely to cause harm to livestock)
5. Sound systems (without written approval)
6. Knives (without written approval)
7. Weapons and potential weapons; anything adapted for such a purpose
8. Unauthorised or counterfeit merchandise; with or without the Glastonbury Extravaganza logo
9. Body piercing equipment
10. Flares; such as emergency or distress flares manufactured for legitimate military, maritime or transport purposes (under any circumstances)
11. Smoke Bombs
12. Fireworks, including sparklers (without written approval)
13. Generators (without written approval)
14. Lasers / Laser Pens
15. Plastic or polystyrene disposable plates, trays, cups, mugs or plastic cutlery
16. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s); commonly known as ‘Drones’ or ‘Remotely Piloted Aircraft’
17. Chinese / Sky Lanterns
18. Kites
19. Professional tape recorders, film and video equipment (without written approval)
20. Forged tickets and wristbands or an access pass of any description
21. All substances defined as a ‘Psychoactive Substance’ under the new Psychoactive Substances Act 2016. These substances will be those substances previously referred to as ‘Legal Highs’ and will include herbal materials, powders, tablets, crystalline substances, gas or liquids and may be packaged and marked as ‘smoking materials’, ‘research chemicals’, ‘room deodorisers’, ‘herbal incense’ and ‘cream chargers’, some may even state the product is not for ‘human consumption’
22. Nitrous Oxide in any form (without written approval)
23. Alkyl Nitrates (otherwise known as Poppers)
24. Any object that GFEL considers to be potentially harmful to public safety, being a single item or a potential component part for another object.

  • The following list of property is deemed to be Prohibited Articles. A) Illegal drugs B) Offensive Weapons or potential offensive weapons C) Powered vehicles; motorbikes, quad bikes and buggies (without written approval) D) All animals (except registered Guide Dogs, Police Horses and Police Dogs.